In Oklahoma, Rep. Lewis Moore made moves to file legislation for a revised workers compensation law. The OK-based Representative made his move during the interim session of H16-012, pushing for fairer measures towards both employers and employees in the realm of injury on the job. House Bill 1255 was pointedly referenced by Moore, citing it as a better example of fair workers’ comp laws than Senate Bill 1062 that should have instead been implemented. In the session, Moore alleged that workers compensation costs could be cut by 50% by re-introducing the measure.

Opposing Rep. Moore stands Workmans Comp Law Commissioner Mark Liotta, who cited marked improvements in culture and structure. Liotta detailed his counter-argument with the many improvements to the management structure, policy manual, and training plans. In the realm of workers’ comp laws, the war for objectively fair treatment rages on.

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